||Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
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The main purpose of the book is to investigate the fundamental issues including dynamical modeling and control design for different mechanical systems in offshore engineering. The book presents theoretical explorations on several fundamental problems for dynamics and control of marine mechanical systems. Motivated by the need to develop a general dynamic modeling and control framework to achieve system performance, concepts from control, mechanical structures, and offshore fields are synthesized via a systematic approach and presented. The basic theoretical framework is formed toward mechanical systems in offshore engineering, which not only extends the theory of mechanical structures, but also applies to realistic problems faced by the industry. A comprehensive study is provided for developing advance strategies for the modeling and control design of the systems with guaranteed stability. By investigating the characteristics of mechanical models, advanced control approaches are presented for marine mechanical systems with specific applications, i.e., installation systems, mooring systems, and riser systems. The control designs are coupled with numerical simulations to illustrate the effectiveness.